How to replace the cylinder in your door lock and How to measure the correct size to suit your door. Window and Door Parts Ireland - How to replace the cylinder in your door lock and How to measure the correct size to suit your door
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In this video I’m going to show you how to replace the cylinder in your door lock and How to measure the correct size to suit your door. This shape door cylinder (light bulb shape) is called “Euro Profile”. This is the most common type cylinder in Ireland and the UK. Each side of the cylinder is measured from the centre screw hole, and are usually sized in 5mm increments. (eg. 35mm/45mm)
Removing and replacing the cylinder is very straight forward. Simply remove the screw holding in the cylinder and turn the key to either the 10 o clock or 2 o clock positions and pull. It is the same process in reverse to install a new cylinder.
The most important thing is to choose the correct size to suit your door. It’s very important to have the side that faces the outside as short as possible, and ideally flush to the edge of the door handles. This is to minimise the change of potential attack called “snapping”. “Cylinder snapping” has become a very common method used by burglars to break in to people’s homes. As it is quick, requires basic tools and easy to do. “Anti-snap cylinders” have been developed to protect against this kind of attack. “The majority of “Anti-snap cylinders” have sacrificial cuts, that weaken the cylinder at a designated point. So if a burglar tries to snap an “anti-cylinder” it will snap at the sacrificial cut instead of the vulnerable centre.
Links to products shown in the video:
Iseo Door Cylinder
Maxus High Security Anti-Snap Cylinder
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